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Macron releases 150 million euros and sends 200 additional police officers to Marseille


AA / Nice / Feïza Ben Mohamed

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday promised an envelope of 150 million euros to strengthen the Marseille police, and the assignment of 200 additional police officers in the Marseille city.

On a visit to Marseille, where he went to meet residents of the northern districts, the Head of State went to a police station in the northern division.

On the spot, he announced to the officials present, the deployment of a plan of 150 million euros to allow them to better secure the city, plagued by drug trafficking and settling of scores.

“We have increasing results, we will continue and go to the end, by creating the irreversibility of the closure of the deal points,” Macron said.

He also ensures that “there is no place in Marseille, in particular in the northern districts, where the police do not enter”.

Earlier in the day, Emmanuel Macron went to the bedside of the inhabitants, who explained to him their daily difficulties in these sectors where they are confronted with drug trafficking which abound at the feet of their buildings.

“I tried to get out of it, but I stopped because racism was over the top,” a young man from the city of Bassens, in the 15th arrondissement, told him.

A mother explained to him, under the watchful eye of the cameras, that the sector is facing “a big problem already concerning education” and that “the schools lack teachers, with teachers not replaced, a lack of infrastructure, no heating in winter and (…) a lot of dropping out of school ”.

She asks that young people be “more supported” and questions the possible “solutions” that could be proposed by Emmanuel Macron.

“There are things that are progressing and there are neighborhoods where the situation remains very difficult (…) We will not do things overnight, but we want to have local players with us”, he said. he for his part declared before specifying that “it is enough to have clear rules”.

The plight of young people from working-class areas of the city was also described by an educator.

“We have an abandoned school, there is nothing for us,” he told the President, asking for “monitoring” and traceability of funds that will be deployed by the State to improve the daily lives of citizens.

Faced with the journalists present, Emmanuel Macron pleaded for “more resources and educators” with “housing, consideration and employment”.

“Many of the things that we are going to launch will not have concrete results before the end of this mandate, but my responsibility is to try to make up for the time lost with the Coronavirus” he assured.

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